Staff Profile – Amanda Salerno

AmandaHOMETOWN
Philadelphia, PA

FAMILY
I have four younger brothers back in Philly.

EDUCATION
I graduated from UT San Antonio in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree and I’m currently pursuing a master’s degree at UT Austin.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO YOUR FIELD?
I’m not sure I even have a field yet. I still consider myself a recent graduate, so I think I need more time to experience and explore different opportunities.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH CORDILLERA RANCH?
I started September 2012.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF WORKING IN THE HILL COUNTRY?
My favorite part is being surrounded by nature, since I grew up in a city. I get overly excited on my drive to the office when I pass fields with goats and cows.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES/INTERESTS?
I spend nearly every spare minute I have reading. I almost listed my book collection under ‘Family.’ I’m also extremely passionate about music and traveling for concerts. I’ve been all over the world to see my favorite bands on tour.

WHAT BAND HAVE YOU FOLLOWED AROUND THE WORLD?
Hanson.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPORT?
As a Philadelphian, if I don’t say football I will not be permitted back into the city. (Secretly, I’ve also been getting into soccer lately.)

FAVORITE SPORTING EVENT YOU’VE ATTENDED?
I’m going to preemptively say my favorite sporting event will be on December 29, 2013 when I see the Eagles crush the Cowboys in Arlington!

FAVORITE QUOTE?
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell

FAVORITE MOVIE AND WHY?
28 Days Later, because nothing beats a good horror movie.

You Might Also Enjoy....

Staff Profile

Albert Rene Guerra

Dining Manager / Pool Manager830.336.9000 x163 aguerra@cordilleraranch.com Hometown: San Antonio, TexasFamily Members: 2 older brothers, 1 younger sister / Mother and Father / 2 nieces

Read More »
Preferred Builders

Somerset: An Astounding Model Home on the Ranch

When trying to imagine your perfect dream home, sometimes it helps to see the real thing. That’s where Lifestyle by Stadler, a luxury custom home builder, comes in. They are the longest standing Preferred Builder for Cordillera Ranch, with more than 60 homes built in the community over the last 15 years.

Read More »
Cordillera Ranch POA

Fish Stocking in Swede Creek Lake

Swede Creek Lake is an outstanding resource and amenity at Cordillera Ranch, and during my 16 years on the Ranch, we have watched the fish populations remain fairly healthy. In 2015, we did a fish survey in Swede Creek Lake to get an estimate of the health and numbers of fish and that report found a very healthy population of bass and several species of sunfish. Over the years, we have caught the following species out of Swede Creek Lake: largemouth or black bass, Guadalupe or spotted bass, rock bass, red breast sun fish, long ear sunfish, green sunfish, bluegill, channel catfish, striped bass and a few turtle species that include the red-ear slider, Texas river cooter and softshell turtle. We have also seen nutra rat and beaver using the lake as home.

Read More »